Future and stuff
I always see people who are public figures saying things like “follow your dreams and do what makes you happy”, but it’s so much easier said than done.
For me, as a university student who is nearly finished her degree, I feel as thought I’m too far in
debt to just back out and pursue what actually makes me happy. On top of that, a lot of what actually makes me (and almost everyone I talk about this with agrees with me) happy, requires so much training and specialization that we either lack the background in, or simply aren’t good at certain aspects of the field.
An example, the things I’m truly passionate about in life, are gaming and animals. For both, I lack the scientific background necessary to be able to complete the schooling required to simply attempt pursuing these fields.
I feel so conflicted when I think about the future, and I know I’m not alone. At such a young age, we are forced to try and decide what it is we do for the rest of our lives, when the fact is, we don’t even know who we are at that point in our lives. I’ve grown and learned so much about myself, my hopes, and dreams that I never had any idea of when I was younger, and now, I feel like it’s simply too late to turn around.
So here I am, 3 years in, thousands of dollars in student debt, miserable, and still have no idea what to do with this degree I’m completing. I guess what I’m rambling about, is that I encourage anyone reading this, especially anyone in high school or thinking about post-secondary education, to take time to learn who you are and what you want out of life while you have the chance, because as much as it’s a beautiful idea, following your dreams can be financially devastating. And while money can’t buy happiness, you just have to be realistic. Take your time deciding your future, don’t be so eager to grow up, like I was.
This is the world we live in folks.